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Poster: He Live's Date: Nov 27, 2007 8:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wall of Sound Vocals vs. Re: '73 vs. '74

to the question at hand, of the years 1970 - 1974, i have listened the least BY FAR to 1974. so for me it is 73.

but what of the wall of sound vocals?...i find the vocals really great though ragged 69 - 71, like the sound of the band is there -- they have so much energy and pigpen carries the day, along with the introduction of acoustic sets and the like, and the long motown jams they pulled off best in 70-71...

but the VOCALS of the deep space, one drummer exploration unit of 73-74, pale in comparison, and for that matter the sweet vocals they were doing from 76-78 blow them all pigless years, 76-78 are the apex years for the dead's vocal performances

SO>>>>>what was up with the wall of sound vocally and those split "self-cancelling" mikes they were using? they never got a great blend vocally, at least in the sound of the 'tapes', in the early keith years, was it a product of the sound system?


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Poster: light into ashes Date: Nov 28, 2007 12:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wall of Sound Vocals vs. Re: '73 vs. '74

Many people have complained about the Wall of Sound vocal-sound....they sound fine to me, so I can't answer that.... I think putting on an AUD tape will cancel out any problems with the Wall of Sound soundboards! '74 is chock-full of good AUDs.